Filing 5

OPINION. Signed by Judge John Michael Vazquez on 4/26/17. (sr, )

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NOT FOR PUBLICATION IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY SARKIS DERBESHYAN, Petitioner, v. ERIC TAYLOR, DIRECTOR OF HUDSON COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, Respondent. : : : : : : : : : : : : : Civil Action No. 17-1771 (JMV) OPINION APPEARANCES: SARKIS DERBESHYAN Hudson County Correctional Center 30-35 Hackensack Ave. Kearney, NJ 07032 Petitioner, pro se ANTHONY J. LABRUNA United States Attorney’s Office 970 Broad Street, Suite 700 Newark, NJ 07102 On behalf of Respondent VAZQUEZ, United States District Judge On March 15, 2017, Petitioner, an immigration detainee held in the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearney, New Jersey, filed a petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2241, challenging his post-final removal order detention for more than six months by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”). (ECF No. 1.) His post-final removal order detention began on August 11, 2016. (Id. at 3, ¶6.) The Court ordered an answer, and on April 25, 2017, Respondent submitted a copy of Petitioner’s Release Notification. (ECF No. 4.) In the Release Notification dated April 19, 2017, ICE notified Petitioner that he would be released under an Order of Supervision pending his removal from the United States. (ECF No. 4 at 2.) Respondent asserts Petitioner was released; therefore, the petition is moot. (Id. at 1.) A habeas petition “generally becomes moot when [a petitioner] is released from custody” because there is no longer “an actual injury traceable to the defendant and likely to be redressed by a favorable judicial decision.” Vasquez v. Aviles, 639 F. App’x 898, 902 (3d Cir. 2016) (quoting DeFoy v. McCullough, 393 F.3d 439, 442 (3d Cir. 2005)). The present petition no longer presents a case or controversy because Petitioner was released under an order of supervision. See Nunes v. Decker, 480 F. App’x 173, 175 (3d Cir. 2012) (per curiam) (finding petition moot because court cannot assume petitioner will violate conditions of release and place himself at risk of detention). Therefore, the petition is dismissed as moot. An appropriate Order follows. Date: April 26, 2017 At Newark, New Jersey s/ John Michael Vazquez JOHN MICHAEL VAZQUEZ United States District Judge 2

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